Junkie movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant junkie movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, tense, thought provoking, disturbing and psychological films and TV shows about / with junkie, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, drug abuse, drug addict, heroin, drug dealer, violence and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as junkie: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Candy (2006), Wheels (2014), T2 Trainspotting (2017), Wonderland (2003), Lorna's Silence (2008), Zombie Mutation (2012), Run for Your Life! (2008), Little Fish (2005), Love (2016).

List of junkie movies

Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, atmospheric ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch, drug addiction, insanity, depression, hallucination, drug trip, destructive relationship, downfall, drug use ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.2
 45K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, junkie, marriage, life is a bitch, obsession, lovers, artist, theft, painting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
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 8.4
 19K
Wheels (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two suicidal paraplegic junkies hustle their way through the city streets trying to find a reason to live.
Style: touching, semi serious, psychological, captivating, sad ...
Plot: paraplegic, junkie, friendship, disability, introspection, cause and meaning, drugs/alcohol, suicide, self discovery, life, loneliness, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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T2 Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, stylized, captivating, exciting, thought provoking ...
Plot: drug addiction, blackmail, junkie, friendship, addiction, heroin, theft, extortion, revenge, redemption, betrayal, reunion ...
Time: 2010s, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1974
Place: scotland, bulgaria, scottish highlands, edinburgh scotland, london ...
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 6.6
 22K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, murder, junkie, police investigation, crime, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crime and punishment, estrangement, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, pasadena california, united states, sacramento california ...
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Lorna's Silence (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio.
Style: serious, tense, psychological, touching, enigmatic ...
Plot: immigrants, society, junkie, life is a bitch, danger, attempted murder, arranged marriage, overdose, couples, plan gone awry, regret, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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Zombie Mutation (2012)
Genre: Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Follows 6 people low life junkies & strippers as they battle for survival in the midst of a zombie outbreak in a run town on the outskirts of a city.
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, scary ...
Plot: stripper, zombie, junkie, mutation, outburst, survivor, survival, deadly, walking dead, peril, pandemic, zombie apocalypse ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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Run for Your Life! (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: He lived the junkie's life as a heroin addict. Triathlon transformed him. Biopic of the record breaking Ironman Andreas Niedrig.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: heroin, junkie, drug use, drug addict, lifestyle change, sport, changing lives, athlete's life, fighting illness, coping, lifestyle, drastic change of life ...
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 6.2
 9K
Little Fish (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, social realism ...
Plot: support group, drug dealing, junkie, heroin, life is a bitch, hopes, crimes, starting over, drug dealer, tragedy, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 7.7
 39K
Love (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Rebellious Mickey and good-natured Gus navigate the thrills and agonies of modern relationships.
Style: realistic, humorous, talky, witty, sincere ...
Plot: couples, couple relations, love and romance, love, romance, junkie, hollywood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, marriage, friendship, dating, relationship problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 6.4
 16K
Resolution (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Michael is committed to getting his best friend Chris to sober up and get his life back on track. With the best of intentions, Michael implements a plan to convince Chris to go to rehab before his drug addiction leads to an early death. But what ...
Style: suspenseful, mind bending, serious, scary, surreal ...
Plot: friendship, in the woods, supernatural, mysterious character, confined, buddies, danger, isolation, wilderness, junkie, cave, cabin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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 8.1
 653K
Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: existentialism, heroin, drug abuse, drug addiction, addiction, surrealism, dark humor, life is a bitch, social misfits, counterculture, friendship, hallucination ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, london, europe, england
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Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, junkie, drug dealing, heist, friendship, murder, robbery, crime, crimes, buddies, kids in trouble ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
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 6.1
 7K
VFW (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A typical night for veterans at a VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a desperate teen runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. When a gang of violent punks come looking for her, the vets use every weapon at their disposal to ...
Style: splatter
Plot: vietnam veteran, war veteran, gang, drug dealer, showdown, drug addiction, veteran, punk, drugs, criminal, junkie, siege ...
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 7.1
 13K
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: gambling, gambling addiction, money, embezzlement, obsession, addiction, cheating, banker, gambler, casino, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, toronto ontario canada, canada, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
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 7.1
 39K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police corruption, child abuse, police brutality, police investigation, investigation, police detective, drug dealing, drug addict, drug overdose, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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 5.1
 299
The Unraveling (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael is a basically decent guy with a pregnant girlfriend, great friends - and one massive drug problem. Because he missed his own Las Vegas bachelor party being too stoned, his four besties decide to kidnap him for a weekend of roughing it in ...
Style: scary, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing, unusual plot structure
Plot: heroin addiction, drug addict, drug addiction, heroin addict, heroin, friends, bachelor, drug dealer, bachelor party, drug abuse, drugs, junkie ...
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The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: survival, drug addict, escape, assassin, escape attempt, betrayal, teenage girl, warrior, orphan, rescue, runaway, security guard ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, england, france, new york, yorkshire
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 7.6
 301K
Lord of War (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most ...
Style: clever, cynical, realistic, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arms dealer, corruption, arms dealing, smuggling, cold war, greed, millionaire, interpol, human nature, rise and fall, criminal heroes, pride and honor ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984 ...
Place: bolivia, europe, africa, brooklyn new york city, beirut lebanon ...
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A Serial Killer's Guide to Life (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Louise Farnt is obsessed with the world of self-help. And when she meets the not necessarily sane guru wannabe Val Stone, a murderous spree begins.
Style: road movie, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: female criminal, ambition, hallucination, female psychopath, camping, secret, book, mysterious woman, interview, tent, serial killer, manipulation ...
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Smiles of sad men (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer gets into a rehab where he meets a lot of successful men who destroyed their lives with alcohol.
Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, compassionate, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, recovery, marathon, family, writers, addiction, alcoholic, drunkenness, old man, drunken man, friend ...
Place: europe, prague czech republic, prague, central europe
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Jack's Apocalypse (2015)
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An addict ex-politician whose life has spiraled out of control finds redemption when challenged with keeping his sister-in-law and niece alive during the apocalypse.
Style: disaster movie, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, suspense
Plot: redemption, addiction, apocalypse, end of the world, survival, danger, death, junkie, disaster film, soldier, humanity in peril, chaos ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 3.8
 282
The UnMiracle (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A suburban town is torn apart in the aftermath of an accidental teen drug overdose in this ensemble film exploring the mysteries of modern faith.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, suspense, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: christian, faith, teenage girl, post traumatic stress disorder, junkie, overdose, brother brother relationship, high school, underage drinking, heroin, teenager, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: xian
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 6.8
 271
Heartbeats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: "Encounter". Seven stories of women. Occasionally intersecting with each other in everyday situations. Parallel episodes of hope and abandonment, addiction and infidelity, but also friendship and trust.
Style: touching, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative
Plot: marital problem, family relations, immigrants, adultery, junkie, racism, cheating, mother daughter relationship, discrimination, husband wife relationship, secret, everyday life ...
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 3.8
 93
Hollow (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the outskirts of the city, where crime is a way of life, the paths of four desperate people collide. Jordan Coleman, a local drug dealer, finds himself at a crossroads when his friend and mentor gets in too deep with a ruthless gangster and club ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, tense
Plot: drug addiction, gangsters, murder, criminal, robbery, junkie, drugs, drug dealer, policewoman, police officer, knife, punched in the face ...
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 5.5
 2K
Asthma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young musician takes a beautiful tattoo artist on a ride in a stolen classic car.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense
Plot: addiction, tattoo artist, musician, artist, on the road, drug addict, stealing a car, stolen car, jealousy, junkie, stoned, love and romance ...
Place: usa
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3 Holes and a Smoking Gun (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-Hollywood screenwriter now teaching an evening class in New York finds himself in a battle of wits with a devious screenwriter student.
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, psychological, cult film ...
Plot: filmmaking, contract, producer, junkie, heist, backstage, hollywood, deal, student, movie making, sign, teacher ...
Place: new york, los angeles
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The Last House on the Left (1972)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Mari and Phyllis go to the "big city" to see their favorite band BloodLust. Along the way they meet up with newly escaped convict Krug and his gang.
Style: disturbing, slasher, banned film, cult film, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, youth, crime, abduction, serial killer, woman in danger, crimes, psychopath, revenge, violence spree, gory, sheriff ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, connecticut
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, rapist, sexual predator, kidnapping, psychopath, crimes, manhunt, winter, rape, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
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 7.5
 8K
Feel Good (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Recovering addict and comedian Mae tries to control the addictive behaviors and intense romanticism that permeate every facet of her life. Life is further complicated by a new and all-consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George.
Style: romantic, witty, captivating, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian relationship, tomboy, female comedian, addiction, female protagonist, parents daughter relationship, comedy club, mother daughter relationship, comedian ...
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